Now, it’s time for the encore. In Week 13, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens in a thrilling 20-19 comeback victory thanks to Baltimore’s failed two-point conversion attempt in the game’s final seconds.
In Week 14, Pittsburgh hits the road for a Thursday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were involved in their own thriller last weekend, losing to the Detroit Lions (who earned their first win) on a touchdown on the last play of the game.
Both teams are dangling dangerously close to playoff elimination. The Vikings are seeking redemption after last week’s disappointment. The Steelers are hoping for an encore.
They’ll meet at Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 8:20 p.m. on FOX.
But that’s only the beginning. Pennsylvania sports betting apps have a big menu of wagers, player props and promotions posted for the game.
Let’s take a look.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings Week 14 betting lines
First touchdown scorer prop
One way to get the action started early is to make a wager on the game’s first touchdown scorer. FOX Bet has Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook (who’s questionable with an injury) as the favorite to score first with odds of +410. Here are some of the other notable players:
Pittsburgh Steelers – First Touchdown Scorer (Odds from FOX Bet)
- Najee Harris: +500
- Diontae Johnson: +725
- Chase Claypool: +750
- Pat Freiermuth: +1150
- James Washington: +1900
Minnesota Vikings – First Touchdown Scorer
- Dalvin Cook: +410
- Alexander Mattison: +420
- Jordan Jefferson: +500
- Tyler Conklin: +1200
Odds are also posted on players to score the last touchdown or a touchdown at any point in the game. Visit your favorite sportsbook for the complete pricing.
Steelers vs. Vikings offense props
Steelers running back Najee Harris also has a yardage prop posted for the game, with an over/under based on his rushing total. DraftKings has Harris’ over/under set at 71.5 rushing yards, with each side priced at -115. Last week, Harris’ over/under rushing total was 58.5 so this is a larger number for the rookie running back on a short week. The Vikings D ranks 28th in most rush yards allowed.
Pittsburgh’s other offensive players also have yardage props posted for the contest. Those include:
- Ben Roethlisberger: Over/Under 257.5 yards (-115)
- Kirk Cousins: Over/Under 252.5 (-115)
- Roethlisberger: Over 1.5 (-120)/Under 1.5 (-110)
- Cousins: Over 1.5 (-125)/Under 1.5 (-105)
Steelers Receiving Totals
- Diontae Johnson: Over/Under 80.5 yards: -115
- Chase Claypool: Over/Under 52.5 yards: -115
- Pat Freiermuth: Over/Under 36.5 yards: -115
- Najee Harris: Over/Under 26.5 yards: -115
Vikings receiving totals
- Justin Jefferson: Over 91.5 (-115)
- Tyler Conklin: Over/Under 39.5 (-115)
- K.J. Osborn: Over 37.5 (-120)/Under 37.5 (-110)
BetMGM boasts some interesting same-game parlay props
BetMGM released Steelers-branded online casino games. In addition, the sportsbook has some pre-built same-game parlays based on Steelers players scoring touchdowns and Pittsburgh’s moneyline odds. Here is a sampling:
Pittsburgh Steelers Same-Game Parlay Props
- Najee Harris to score and Steelers to win: +220
- Pat Freiermuth to score and the Steelers to win: +275
- Diontae Johnson to score and the Steelers to win: +280
- Chase Claypool to score and the Steelers to win: +400
- Ben Roethlisberger to score and the Steelers to win: +4000
Steelers prop betting facts and info
Another easy way to build a wager for Thursday’s game is to look at the stats and betting trends available for the game on the DraftKings betting app. There are some fun facts related to betting lines and player props in the game.
Here are three of them:
- The Vikings have failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 10 games as favorites: Steelers +3 (-110)
- Najee Harris has scored a touchdown in four of the Steelers’ last five games following a win: Harris Anytime TD Scorer (-136)
- Pat Freiermuth has scored a touchdown in each of the Steelers’ last three road games: Freiermuth Anytime TD Scorer (+190)
NFL Week 14 odds and lines
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